Nielsen Digital Content Ratings data reveals that Australians spent a total of 40 million hours reading news content online during the month of October 2020 – up 39% when compared to October 2019.
With two months of the year still remaining in 2020, Australians are spending an average of 46% more time reading online news each month when compared to the same time last year.
ABC News websites retained the top position, with a unique audience of 11.8 million for the month of October 2020.
News.com.au ranked second with a unique audience of 10.8 million, followed by nine.com.au in third position, up from fifth on last month, with a unique audience of 9.9 million. 7NEWS ranked fourth with a unique audience of 9.5 million. Daily Mail Australia ranked fifth with 9.4 million.
The Australian returned to the top ten with a unique audience of 3.3 million in October 2020.